Zoe Banks Gross, Independent Community Sustainability Organiser, Bristol

After working as an environmental scientist for 15 years, Zoe Banks Gross shifted to working in the community sector five years ago. She’s passionate about social justice, health and sustainability, and how these intersect. Her work focuses at the grassroots level to empower people to take action about their home, street or neighbourhood.

Zoe founded a local family cycling group, Kidical Mass, teaches BAME women basic cycling skills, and works freelance in the sustainability sector. She sits on the board of Playing Out, and is a Trustee of Bristol Community Transport, as well as a Director of Easton Energy Group, a community energy initiative helping residents with retrofitting, draught-proofing and promoting renewable energy in an inner city area. She’s involved in the Zero West initiative, the purpose of which is to work in an inclusive and collaborative way to achieve a West of England that is zero carbon, zero waste, prosperous and fair by 2030.